Pastrami Sandwich

I’ve Always Wanted To Be Jewish

Ever hear of religion envy? Mary Giuliani’s got it bad. Here she tells about her struggles in not being born Jewish.

Morning Harvest

Morning Harvest

David brags about his latest harvest and expresses dismay at blight and Japanese beetles and creepers and other garden horrors.

Leite's Loves...The Mantry

Leite’s Loves…The Mantry

David, frantic for a Father’s Day gift, is stunned to find hipster food from Brooklyn that he loves. He thinks your dude will love it, too.

Shredded Envelopes

See What Happens When You Avoid Writing?

What do you get when you mix a writer, a padded envelope, a Vitamix, and a very long and unproductive afternoon?

Bottle of the Sexes

Bottle of the Sexes

Do real women drink red? This essay from wine writer Lettie Teague challenges some annoyingly pervasive gender wine stereotypes.

What to Talk About

​What to Talk About

The book title “What To Talk About: On A Plane, At A Cocktail Party, In A Tiny Elevator With Your Boss’s Boss” says it all!


How Not to Talk to a Fat Person

This tactful treatise is David Leite’s attempt to school the rest of us on the right way to communicate with a fat person.

Intoxerated: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary

Intoxerated And Other Ways To Say “Drunk”

Given that there are so many forms of drunkenness—some prettier than others—shouldn’t there be a unique way to describe each?

It's Raining, I'm Pouring

Nursery Rhymes For Parents

All your favorite nursery rhyme characters—all grown up, new to parenthood, and in desperate need of a stiff drink.

Monica Turkey Head

Thanksgiving Scenes

The most memorable best food scenes in movies and TV. When Harry Met Sally and Big Night are just the beginning.

I Am Not a Nugget

A Day in the Life of a Vegan Grocery Cashier

More than just a spoof on vegans and stereotypes, this humorous essay begs a little self-questioning.

Football Cheese Ball Recipe

Football Cheese Ball

Going for a pigskin theme for your next have-folks-over-to-crowd-in-front-of-the-game-on-the-flat-screen party? You need this.

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